Virginia Swimming Moving Forward, Swimming Fast

Virginia Swimming creates opportunity and
promotes sportsmanship in the pursuit
of personal excellence.

Virginia Swimming, Inc. is the local governing body for competitive swimming in our geographic territory (Commonwealth of Virginia, except the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax and Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church; and in the State of North Carolina, the Counties of Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank, as well as the team OBX in Dare County). Virginia Swimming is one of fifty-nine (59) Local Swimming Committees (LSCs), one of twelve (12) LSCs comprising the Eastern Zone (one of four (4) geographic regions of the country (Eastern, Southern, Central and Western), of USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for competitive swimming in the United States. In accordance with the Amateur Sports Act, USA Swimming sets rules for meets, establishes safety procedures, identifies criteria for achievement levels, administers USA's national swimming teams, and promotes competitive swimming through research, education, and marketing. 

In accordance with the standards, rules, regulations, and policies and procedures of USA Swimming, the Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur (FINA), Virginia Swimming, Inc. and its Certificate of Incorporation, we have jurisdiction over the sport of competitive swimming and are responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming events within our geographic territory. In this capacity, Virginia Swimming formulates rules, establishes policies and procedures, conducts swimming meets and other programs, and disseminates information to the membership. 

Virginia Swimming is organized according to the representative and participatory principles of USA Swimming. Our House of Delegates consists of member Club representatives, elected Athlete and Coach Representatives, members of the Board of Directors and at-large House of Delegate members. The House of Delegates is responsible for managing the affairs of Virginia Swimming and for the establishment of policies, procedures and programs. The House of Delegates meets twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. During the intervals between meetings of the House of Delegates, our Board of Directors, which is composed of elected officers and committee chairpersons, is charged with the responsibility for making decisions for the LSC.

Virginia Swimming is committed to offering a balanced competitive swimming program for athletes of all ages and ability levels. In addition to offering an annual program of swimming meets for athletes at every level, we also offer unique educational and training opportunities and experiences to our member athletes, coaches and volunteers in the form of local, regional and national level swimming camps, workshops and clinics. 

We have swimmers of all ages and abilities -- from novice to National Championship / Olympic Trials finalists!